Dear Dr. Meeker,
I just started reading your latest book, “Boys Should Be Boys.” I love it and I cannot put it down. In April we found out we were expecting our 4th child and last week we found out that it is a boy which makes 4 boys that God has blessed us with. Our boys are ages 11, almost 9, 4 1/2 and of course one in my womb. I see raising boys as such an awesome responsibility and a privilege, although I am shocked at the fact that GOD GAVE ME 4 BOYS! Your book is reinforcing some things that my husband and I already do. We do not have cable television, no video games, limited internet/computer, no ipods, etc. I know in my heart it is the right and healthy decision for our boys, but there is such a temptation to believe that now my boys don’t fit in. I also don’t over do it with sports and being on the go constantly. Thank God that my husband is a strong man in his faith and his masculinity, although we both have been changed tremendously by the grace of God. We’ve made our mistakes. Your book is an inspiration and I sent out an email to all my mom friends with boys suggesting this book. My sister ordered both your books just now.
When I picked up your book, I skipped right to the chapter on “A Mother’s Son.” I had been waiting to read something on mothers and sons. It helped me so much especially about affection, love and physical touch. I am doing more of that already. Thank you, thank you!
Not only does your books help us to raise strong, healthy children, it also points out what is going on in our culture today which tells us so many lies. I think your books also help us to look at ourselves and take our own inventory. This is crucial. I think your books are going to help so many people. I am also recommending your books to my spiritual director who also happens to be a Norbertine Priest and a Psychologist who is Catholic.
Dr. Meeker, thank you and keep up the good work. Your book is so timely especially for us as we await the birth of our 4th boy.
I am not afraid, I am not worried or disappointed. It is just a WOW factor for me that I am going to have 4 boys. I am the oldest of 3 girls and I am very feminine myself. It reminds me of a quote by Mother Teresa and it is just how I feel:
“I know God will not give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish that He didn’t trust me so much.” This is not to say that I wish other than what I have been given, especially with the gift of life. It is just very humbling that God DOES trust me this much.
Thank you again,